Daphne Jowit

Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (38 of 52)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 170,586 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 52
Cruel Crossing: Escaping Hitler Across the Pyrenee&hellip by Edward Stourton
4.0 out of 5 stars Very readable, 9 Aug 2013
What a good idea Edward Stourton had when he decided to write such an interesting book about this aspect of the Second World War. He writes so well, and the stories he had to tell made for a really gripping read.
The Wall by William Sutcliffe
The Wall by William Sutcliffe
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Having just finished reading The Wall, it will take some time to come back to normal life. Not only is the story totally absorbing (at every level, from the personal to the political), but the writing exquisite, so that every description brings emotions, sensations, scenery and actions alive - in fact, I have lived every word of the book. To say I have enjoyed it sounds too trivial; it will be one of the benchmark books by which I measure all further novels, and I cannot believe many others will live up to it, so I will have to stick to non-fiction for a while!
First Class: A History of Britain in 36 Postage St&hellip by Christopher West
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab book!, 14 Nov 2012
I couldn't put this book down and will never again neglect to look at stamps very closely in future. Also, it brought back memories of my stamp collecting days long gone (with stamp hinges, swapping with my brother, etc) !

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